Sony Reportedly Eyeing Anya Taylor-Joy For Black Cat Role In ‘Spider-Man’ Universe

At one point, part of Sony’s plan to expand their Spider-Man universe included Silver & Black, a film that would have teamed up the Silver Sable and Black Cat. Those plans fell through despite the presence of director Gina Prince-Bythewood, but it’s believed that separate movies with the two characters could still happen. And according to a rumor from Giant Freakin Robot (judge accordingly), Sony has their eyes on Anya Taylor-Joy to star as Black Cat.

The rumor goes that Sony has their sights set on Taylor-Joy to play Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat in their Spider-Man universe. Should you trust this rumor? Well, it’s not the best source in the world but then again the rumor doesn’t actually commit to much. Is it saying a lot if Sony does want Taylor-Joy for the role? Every studio wants her for a lot of things, but it doesn’t mean it’ll happen. I bet if you asked Sony execs if they wanted Angelina Jolie for something they’d say “yes”, even if they haven’t spoken to her.

But does Taylor-Joy even want another superhero movie after playing Magik in New Mutants? Does she have time now that she’s starring in Mad Max prequel Furiosa? Who knows? It’s a rumor, we’ll just have to wait and see, but in theory she’s a pretty good fit. Felicity Jones played her in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and would have become thief Black Cat if Sony had continued with their Andrew Garfield franchise.

Travis Hopson
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